Making my first BJD doll: Part 1 Rough sculpt - Join The Lights
- Making my first BJD doll: Part 1 Rough sculpt
- Rohan Subhash
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- February 7, 2023
Mix together Parts A and B, then pour them into the mold. Let the silicone set.Use a good-quality silicone from a casting supply store. Do not use cheap silicone from the home improvement store. Let the clay dry, then cut it apart and remove the core. Once it has dried, use a dremel rotary tool or a craft blade to slice the torso and limb pieces along the sides.
The thighs fit into sockets in the hips, and have a vertical slit for the elastic so that the doll can sit. Decide whether you little charmers toys want a child-like or mature-looking doll. Most SD dolls tend to have mature proportions with full breasts or defined muscles.
This will allow the hook to latch onto the hands and feet. Add 2 round balls to the head to make room for the eye sockets. Make sure that they match the size of the eyes you want your doll to wear. Your doll’s foot needs to be small enough to fit inside the shoe.
They are made to be easy to customize, by painting, changing the eyes and wig, and so forth. Diy ball joint doll are popular play toys that make for great entertainment for children and adults alike. There are a variety of doll suppliers on Alibaba.com who stock everything from dolls to doll sets, gift sets, and all relevant doll accessories. There are a number of doll type options to choose from, some of the popular ones include rag dolls, fabric or cloth dolls, plush dolls, plastic dolls, and silicone dolls. The range on Alibaba.com is highly inclusive, offering dolls of different ethnicities, body types, and features. One of my goals as a sculptor was to be able to create a ball jointed doll from scratch.
The sketch needs to match the size of the doll you are making in centimeters/inches. Draw a full-sized, anatomical sketch of your doll from the front and side. One of the things that makes a bjd different from other dolls is that they are anatomically correct. This means that male dolls have penises and female dolls have vaginal slits.
Use a dremel or craft blade to slice the doll apart at the torso, knees, and elbow. Next, cut the tops of the lower arms and legs off at a slight angle. Do the same for the bottoms of the upper arms and thighs. This will allow the doll to move their arms and knees more freely.The angles need to slant away from the elbows and knees. Reassemble the torso and limb shells with glue and more clay.
These are slightly larger full size BJD, about 68 cm tall. Their Bermann doll was strictly limited and is one of the most sought after collectible BJDs. On occasion, unauthorized copies or recasts of original dolls are sold, predominantly in South-East Asia.
BJDs are usually named by their owner, and sometimes assigned individual characteristics and personality traits. The dolls are often used as subjects of artistic work, such as photography or drawing. Some may also use their dolls’ characters for roleplaying and writing in general.
Bjds are closely related to Dollfie Dreams, which look like anime characters. As such, even realistic bjds have slightly longer legs, bigger busts, and narrower waists than the average human. Some sculptors like to make their dolls even more stylized, with long, slender, willowy bodies. A great example are Dollzone and Doll Chateau dolls.Consider making an anthro or animal doll. They tend to be yoSD sized with childlike proportions. The dolls are sold as anything from complete fullsets to kits.
Tie both pieces of elastic into loops.The thickness of the elastic depends on the size of the doll and the stringing channels. The bigger your doll is, the thicker the elastic needs to be. When you get to the torso and head molds, insert straws into the cores where the stringing holes are, then set them into the molds.